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What does quality mean for tactile studs and strips?

What’s in a name?

Quality is a description given to so many things that it’s hard to know when it’s a true statement and what the actual definition is for any given product. Often, we’re confronted with vague descriptions and marketing spiel, but what makes for a quality tactile stud or strip?

Quality materials

The first step on the manufacturing journey is to source quality materials. All the materials that go into creating our range of tactile studs and strips are without question the best we can source. Due to the nature of studs and strips, it’s vital that they can endure over many years and still provide tactility underfoot. When we say endure, that refers to:

  • Heavy foot-traffic
  • Rain
  • Snow
  • Weathering over time

We default to using 316L marine-grade stainless steel across our ranges due to its fantastic all-weather capabilities and all-around strength. Although 316L isn’t as cheap as its 304 and 303 counterparts it certainly outlasts them, making it a much better investment where longevity and performance are concerned.

Exacting design and precision manufacturing

The following key part is what you do with the quality materials and that is its manufacturing execution and design. The designs of our tactile studs are aimed at three primary goals, to create as much tactile feedback as possible, and to insert as little impedance as possible whilst providing a satisfying amount of grip.

To achieve those goals our originating designs are tested extensively and manufactured to within the strictest of tolerances. This ensures that every tactile stud and strip off the production line is identical. Read more about our quality-checking process here.

Confidence is key

We’re so confident in the quality of our British-made range that we have a standard warranty that covers them for 10 years from the point of delivery. Should they be deemed defective under normal use we’ll happily replace them and re-install them if we undertook the original installation. The only time you should need to buy new tactile studs or strips is if you need more, not to replace them.